Rena Garrett

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Science
11:41 am
Mon November 25, 2013

NOVA follows a unique photo archive during "Extreme Ice" on Wednesday, November 18th at 8 pm

As the world warms, the threat from rising sea levels poses an alarming potential for disaster. Some models now project a one-meter sea level rise over the next century, which could displace millions of people, from Florida to Bangladesh, and require trillions of dollars' investment in coastal infrastructure. But these models don't reflect recent findings that glaciers in Greenland and Antarctica are melting at an ever faster rate. What explains this alarming acceleration, and just how can we figure out what's happening inside a gigantic wall of ice?

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Science
11:25 am
Mon November 25, 2013

"Cold Warriors: Wolves and Buffalo" on Nature airs Wednesday, December 18th at 7 pm

Alpha male wolf by buffalo carcass in winter with raven.

For thousands of years, wolves hunted buffalo across the vast North American plains, until the westward settlement of the continent saw the virtual extinction of these vast herds and their eternal predators. However, this ancient relationship was not lost altogether and continues uninterrupted in only one location — the northern edge of Canada’s central plains in a place named Wood Buffalo National Park. Today, the descendants of those ancient buffalo and wolves still engage in the epic life-and-death dramas across this northern land.

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Politics
2:35 pm
Fri November 22, 2013

'Red Metal: The Copper Country Strike of 1913' airs on Tuesday, December 17th

Picketers during the 1913 strike. One carries a sign, "One Man Machine - Our Agitator." Another carries a sign reading "We Demand Higher Wages and Better Working Conditions."

An epic labor strike that devastated Michigan’s Copper Country in 1913 haunts the American labor movement to this day. Among the notable elements of that strike was the death of 73 children at a union Christmas party, a tragedy immortalized by Woody Guthrie in his ballad “1913 Massacre,” performed in the film by Steve Earle. The event remains the deadliest unsolved manslaughter in U.S. history. This program traces the Copper Country strike from its hopeful start to its heartrending conclusion.

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Science
2:24 pm
Fri November 22, 2013

'How Sherlock Changed the World' airs on Tuesday, December 17th

Sherlock Holmes

The fictional Sherlock Holmes was a scientist who used chemistry, bloodstains and minute traces of evidence to catch criminals. In an era when eyewitness reports and “smoking gun” evidence were needed to convict criminals, Sherlock Holmes’ crime-scene methods were revolutionary. Forensic scientists, crime historians and Sherlockian experts reveal for the first time the astonishing impact Arthur Conan Doyle’s creation had on the development of real-life criminal investigation and forensic techniques.

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Arts
2:20 pm
Fri November 22, 2013

David Suchet: In the Footsteps of St. Paul, Pt. 1 airs on Monday at 9 pm

David Suchet

In a major BBC1 special, DAVID SUCHET IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF ST. PAUL, actor David Suchet (Agatha Christie's Poirot)sets out on a personal journey around the Mediterranean to uncover the story of a man he has longed to play – the biblical Saint Paul. Paul did more than any other individual to transform the fledgling Jesus Movement from an obscure Jewish sect into a new global religion. But what drove a 5' 8" powerhouse of a man to embark on his extraordinary missionary journeys, traveling 10,000 miles by foot, and many more by sea to challenge the pagan world and the might of Rome?

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